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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - IL: Senior Issues

Women are most often affected by broken heart syndrome, which mimics a heart attack and can be fatal without prompt medical attention. (Virginia Carter)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As many celebrate Valentine's Day, some people are head-over-heels in love while others experience heartache. That leads to the question: Can you die of a broken heart? According to some experts, the answer is "yes." Broken heart syndrome, or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can even b

Residents have been speaking out at forums on the Illinois budget crisis. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Even though Illinois lawmakers approved a long overdue state budget over the summer, the effects of not having one for so long are still being felt across the state. Illinois has racked up $15 billion of unpaid bills and owes $250 billion in pensions to state workers when

Questions about Medicare coverage? Informational meetings are scheduled across Illinois through October. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As older folks in Illinois age and make more trips to their local hospital or to see a doctor, questions may come up about their health care options and insurance coverage. Courtney Hedderman, the associate state director for advocacy and outreach with AARP Illinois, says

If a balanced budget isn't in place on July 1, Illinois could become the first state with a

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With $15 billion in unpaid bills, Illinois faces the prospect of being the first state to go three straight years without a balanced budget. Advocacy groups on all sides are calling on state lawmakers to stop the bickering and break the gridlock that affects residents of all a

Time is of the essence when someone suffers a stroke, or the part of the brain it strikes can die. (cdc.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – About 1 in 3 American adults experience a symptom consistent with a warning or mini stroke, but very few – 3 percent – take the recommended action, according to a recent survey from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Cardiovascular

People who know someone who gives their time to help others are being encouraged to nominate them for the 50@50 awards. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Nominations are being sought for those who donate their time and energy to improve the lives of others. Fifty of Illinois' “unsung heroes” are being recognized for their work helping nonprofit groups, the arts and culture, and small businesses in their communi

A campaign is under way to save Medicare for Illinois residents. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A campaign has been launched in Illinois to save Medicare. AARP is trying to rally state residents to write or call members of Congress to save the program that affects millions of people. AARP State Director Bob Gallo says a new voucher plan that's being discussed to rep

A new report highlights multiple ways Illinois residents would feel a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. (Citizen Action Illinois)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new report by Health Care for America Now shows the impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Illinois. It says more than a million people in the state would lose health coverage. The fallout also includes $1.2 billion in new uncompensated care, 114,00

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